Stephen Lubin (Secretary)
Stephen is the Secretary and First Year Social Rep for MISC. He completed his BSc in Psychology at U of T St. George in 2016, then worked for a year, and is happy to be climbing back into the warm womb of academia.
As Secretary, Stephen is responsible for the things in job description for secretary below this bio. As First Year Social Rep, he is responsible for the things in the description for that position as well. Stephen feels that if you want to know any boring things about him, you should probably just check his LinkedIn profile. He hopes that by writing that, he is encouraging himself to update his LinkedIn profile.
He also feels that he is nailing this bio.
Stephen’s celebrity crush is Anna Kendrick. He likes to imagine that if he ever became famous, she would take him under his wing and they would quickly become close friends. One night they’d be wandering through LA and share a quick kiss. But ultimately, they’d decide not to act on their feelings because of the age difference. They’d remain good friends for another five years or so, eventually growing apart, but remembering to call on each other’s birthdays and sometimes going for lunch. They’d spend the rest of their lives wondering ‘what if?’.
Stephen hopes to popularize the use of the term “sweet pickles” as a way of saying that something is even better than “sweet”. He also hopes to one day main Tracer, but always feels compelled to fill out the team as a tank or healer. He’s just that kind of guy.
The Secretary attends and contributes to all meetings of the governing council and is elected one vote. The Secretary (or President) may chair meetings of the Governing Council. The Secretary takes minutes at meetings of the Governing Council and Executive Committee, edits them for clarity, and then sends these to the Webmaster and CCs the President. The minutes are then made accessible to all members and posted on the website. The Secretary will produce an annual directory of the members of the Governing Council to be made publicly available to the Membership. The Secretary acts as Chief Returning Officer (CRO) for Council elections and coordinates the fall and winter semester elections. Fall nominations usually take place in the second week of the semester and elections occur around the third week. The winter nominations usually go up at the beginning of March and the elections take place around the third or fourth week in March. Election duties include:
- writing announcements for the election
- creating promotion posters
- gathering nominees information (name, email and blurb)
- announcing candidates
- creating and counting ballots
- announcing elected members to iSchool faculty and students
- passing candidates contact information to the President
The Secretary also acts as an Executive member of the Council, which includes:
- attending additional Executive meetings if a serious issue arises
- having signing rights to the MISC financial account and signing Council cheques if needed
- chairing meetings if the President requests
- help out at and represent the Council at various events